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Updated: Jan 11, 2023

Mouth ulcers are unpleasant and can make daily living challenging when you have them often.

Mouth ulcers can present as painful sores in the mouth with often swollen skin around the outer edges and a white colour to the site itself.


  • Injury to the mouth via biting or injury (i.e. with your toothbrush or biting the cheek during the night)

  • Poor oral hygiene practices

  • Overuse of strong antiseptics like mouthwash

  • A reaction to medications (including Chemotherapy)

  • Infection (i.e. Thrush or Cold Sores)

  • Poor digestive health (i.e. inflammatory digestive diseases)

  • Poor diet choices with an overuse of the sour, salty and pungent/chilli tastes

  • An excessive intake of alcohol regularly

  • Stress

The combination of curry leaf and honey in treating mouth ulcers is highly effective. Curry leaf aids to heal the wound quickly, provides pain relief and the honey works as a drying agent and antiseptic to cleanse the sore.

This remedy is easy to make and you can use it 2-3 x daily as paste over the sore for up to 2 weeks until symptoms subside. Please make a new batch of remedy daily for optimum healing benefits and it can be used for children also.

If you suffer from chronic mouth ulcers and are needing further support in treating the symptoms more intensively, please contact us here to make an appointment with an Ayurvedic Practitioner at the Sattva Centre.


  • 1 tsp curry leaf powder

  • Raw, cold-pressed organic honey


  1. In a small bowl or ramekin, put the curry leaf powder and use enough honey to combine and make a thick paste.

  2. Using the tip of your finger, apply the paste to the cold sore (please ensure the mouth has been rinsed and is clean before application). Allow to sit on the sore without food or drink for 20-30 minutes if possible.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -

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